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F-L-O-R-I-D-A – S-T-A-T-E

by Meghann on October 25, 2008





My Seminoles kicked some serious Hokie booty today! The scare was back and forth for the most of the game but we ended up getting a field goal in the last could of minutes, that sealed our lead and guaranteed the win.


Final School – Florida State – 20          Virginia Tech – 10

It really was a great game to get to come up and watch. The weather was perfect in the high 70s and there was plenty of action happening on the field to get me up on my feet, cheering along.I like to think I burned plenty of calories jumping up and down in the stands. 🙂 I will call it my ‘Enthusiastic Fan Cardio’ 😉

Before we made our way to the game we also had a great time tail gating. One of my Sister’s friends had a great set up in a booster lot right next to the stadium, so we were able to tag along and join in on their fun.


Dad, Sister, Me, Mom

The family we tail gated with were so nice and had quite a set up! There was plenty of food and drinks to go around.


As soon as we got to the tail gating spot I broke into my first beer.


I am a very picky beer drinker. I am not a fan of Bud Light or Natty Light, which tends to be the college beers of choice, so I brought along some yummy wheat beer that was meant just for me. I only packed 3 of my beer to make sure I wouldn’t be able to talk myself into anymore of them.

The food lay out did include some not so great things, such as fried chicken wings and hot dogs, but I manage to avoid the worst of the worst and loaded my lunch plate with plenty of fruit and veggies.


I had a part of a Turkey & Ham Sub, Veggies, Fruit, and Blue Corn chips with pineapple salsa.

They had typical tail gating games sets up for everyone to enjoy. I played Corn Hole for the first time and didn’t make one bean bag in! It was still fun though!


After, my not so bad lunch my sweet tooth hit, and I am the worst at declining yummy desserts. I started off with a piece of Monkey Bread.. Yum!!


And then went for a Publix Peanut Butter Cookie! Anyone who Has Publixs near them know how hard these babies are to resist. 🙂


I ended up having a second and final beer. I ended up not drinking all three which is a beer success in my head!


I brought my Lentil Cookies, to share with the crew.


Everyone enjoyed them!!! Here are my Sister and her boyfriend showing their enthusiasm for the cookies! 🙂 Of course I had to have one too.


This was my final lentil cookie. We finished the bag off today and I want to once again thank Shannon for sending my wonderful prize!

Before we left for the game I had to get a picture with my Sister.


My Sister is a Senior at FSU and is in the process of applying for grad school for Anthropology! My twin brother went to UF so when it was time for Kelly to graduate high school and pick a college she could have gone to either state school and have a sibling to look after her, but she chose to come up and be with me and I think it just brought us closer! I know I’ve said it before, but I really miss her being so close, but it is worth the 4 hour drive to come and visit. 🙂

The game was great as I said above and we stayed the entire time to watch the outcome.


At half time I debated eating one of the healthy snacks I brought in the stadium, but my Dad was taunting me with Dip n’ Dots Ice Cream so I caved and split a regular cup with my Sis.


We got the Cookies n’ Cream which was Halloween Themed in orange and black colors.

When the game let out at 7:00 I was starving and knew dinner was still a couple of hours away, so I dug into tail gating leftovers and had a small piece of the Turkey & Ham Sub to hold me over.


We walked the mile back to my Sister’s apartment and mocked all of the people stuck in traffic. It definitely pays to have a place close to campus. 🙂

Dinner had been cooking along while we were at the game so there was some pulled pork waiting to be eaten once everyone made it back to the apartment.


I had a Pulled Pork Sandwich with homemade Mustard BBQ Sauce, Blue Corn Chips with Pineapple Salsa and some left over fruit. They had coleslaw and baked beans to have with the pork, but I politely declined.

Now I am pooped and ready to crawl into bed early. My legs are nice and sore from all the walking and standing, but are still hoping for a good run tomorrow. I am going to try to get my sister out with me tomorrow, even if it means doing a shorter distance.

Good night everyone! And just one last time.. GO NOLES!

1 caitlin October 25, 2008 at 9:28 pm

yay looks like a fun time! i still hate the noles but i kind of like them a tiny bit better because of you.


2 Bridget October 25, 2008 at 9:41 pm

yummmm your eats today looked delish! I really want one of those lentil cookies. I loved my college (UNH), but the one thing I would of loved would of been a big Football school!! We were a hockey school and I’m really not a fan of hockey….oh well. Looks like so much fun!!

3 Olga October 25, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Your plate looks great! I also loveeee dipping dots.

Yay for football! Our homecoming game was last weekend but we lost. Bad =[

have a good night!

4 Hangry Pants October 25, 2008 at 10:00 pm

What a fun family day!

I looooove monkey bread. Love it!

5 Megan October 25, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Looks like you had an amazing time! The Dip n Dots look fun…at first glance I thought it was corn…LOL.

6 tryingtoheal October 25, 2008 at 10:24 pm

what a great day you had!!! fun football game with yummy eats!

have a good run tomorrow!

7 Andrea October 25, 2008 at 10:42 pm

cute pics! i need to make your lentil cookies asap

8 gina (fitnessista) October 25, 2008 at 11:28 pm

hahah i thought the dippin dots was CORN and OREO! i was like, “that’s definitely an interesting combination…”
glad you had fun!

9 Julz October 25, 2008 at 11:53 pm


10 Erica October 26, 2008 at 12:20 am

How fun! I’m so glad they won! Penn State won today too (yayyyyyy!!). That is great that you brought the cookies to the tailgate! The tailgate food looks pretty healthy! I misstailgating!

11 maggie October 26, 2008 at 1:21 am

Pulled pork is so good. Looks like you had an incredibly fun day 🙂

12 wholefoodswholeme October 26, 2008 at 3:22 am

sounds like such a great day! i don’t actually know what tailgating is… haha, a lost londoner here! love that you sneaked in lots of veg though, and the desserts look lush!

13 Lindsay October 26, 2008 at 8:57 am

looks like tons of fun! you and your sister look so much alike – cute pictures 🙂

14 Amy October 26, 2008 at 9:55 am

aw, what a fun day! my family and i watched college football last night, but i’m sure being at the game was so fun for you ! i’m jealous. the food also looks great. you look so cute in your seminoles gear wooohooo

15 ttfn300 October 26, 2008 at 11:15 am

horray for sister and family time!!

16 Bobbi October 26, 2008 at 12:07 pm

What a fun trip! I love college football games, I think the south does it better then the west coast for sure! Way to go on the beers, I know how tempting it is:) I am glad you had a great run with your sister too, I wish I could convience just one of my FOUR brothers to run with

17 Alexia October 26, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Looks like you had a fun day!

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